Saturday Reading 

I’m going to depart from my usual Saturday reading to update you all a bit about my life and what we are up to.

Family


Our sweet girl had her recital last Saturday and she was amazing! She also truly enjoyed herself.


Then, we went swimming for the first time this year.
My parents had the girls spend one night with them and then they went fishing.

Journey back to health 


If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I’m currently in an exercise program and doing Trim Healthy Mama. It doesn’t really have anything to do with trying to lose weight, but more so trying to be healthier. I’m feeling better than I have in awhile, but I still have a long way to go.

Work

I am a teacher and we are anxiously awaiting the end of the school year. More on this later.

House

We currently have a few house projects in the works…nothing too major but nothing too small either. I’m really close to sharing one of them soon.

I hope you have an amazing weekend. Weekend Reading will resume next week in its regular format.

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Weekend Reading 

I hope you’ve enjoyed your week. Mine had several highlights. For starters, we had a blast celebrating my birthday last week. Thank you all for the sweet messages, too!

I started doing genealogy recently and was able to trace several lines of my family back to the 1700s. I even found the names of some of my ancestors who emigrated from Europe. I even found a few surprises: I’ve always known my maternal grandmother was kin to the McCoys but I never knew my paternal grandmother was kin the the Hatfields. If you’re not familiar with the Hatfield-McCoy saga, I encourage you to check it out. 

On another note, here are my great- great-great grandparents, Abel and Sarah Musick.

I’m finding genealogy to be fascinating but really time consuming. I’ll probably delve deeper into it this summer.

Do any of you do genealogy? I love history, so I’d love to chat about it sometime.

Here’s what I’m reading this weekend:

Stonegable: Brighten up your kitchen with white 

25 things to do outside with your kids this summer

Cute Mother’s Day gifts to make

Make ahead Mother’s Day desserts

Here’s what we’ll be sharing this week:

Tips and tricks for hanging wall art

Our weekly routines for house management 

Wordfull Wednesday quote

A really fun flower pot made from recycled kitchen trash

Farmhouse style lights 

Have a great weekend!!

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Saturday Musings: Another trip around the sun

Happy weekend to you! Today marks 32 years I’ve been on this earth. I’d like to think I’ve got a lot to show for those years, but truthfully, I’ve got a lot more things I still want to accomplish. That’s enough seriousness for one day.

They’re my greatest accomplishment.

This past week was a busy one with lots of fun projects, but we’ve got more fun in store for you next week. Here’s what I’ll be sharing:

  1. Monday: How to turn a cheap piece of artwork into a cute farmhouse chalkboard
  2. Tuesday: A reorganized china cabinet
  3. Wednesday: Wordfull Wednesday with some “quoty goodness”
  4. Thursday: Creating interesting container gardens
  5. Friday: a farmhouse entry way revealed

And here’s what I’m reading this weekend:

Modern Parents Messy Kids: secrets to gorgeous plant pots

Setting for Four: How to grow a cut flower garden

BHG: Best plants for rock flower beds

BHG: Your Guide to Common Weeds

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

 

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Weekend Reading

I hope you’re having an amazing weekend, and that you had a good week. We have had a wonderful week.

Last week, my husband and I were on opposite ends of the state- he at a fire prevention school at the beach, and me at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teachers in Cullowhee (a.k.a. home of my alma mater, WCU).

On Tuesday of last week, I sent him this picture of my view,

And he sent me this one of his:


We missed our sweet girls, who were with their grandparents, but FaceTime helped.


Yes, please ignore my rough appearance.

I am so glad to be back home with my sweet girls and my hubby.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

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Weekend reading

Woo hoo! The weekend is upon us, and it is an awesome one! We have managed to get a few projects done that were looming over us, and I cannot wait to show them to you. I am so excited!!!!! We are spending this weekend just having a blast and enjoying our family.

While everyone else is still asleep, I am out on our patio with a cup of coffee, a tablet, and a stack of magazines 🙂 Here’ s what I’m enjoying this weekend:

  1. Worthing Court: Spring Home Tour  Fellow North Carolina blogger Suzy has a lovely home and I love her home tours. She’s such a talented decorator and everything she does is just beautiful!!

2. Thrifty Decor Chick: Where to buy Magnolia Homes farmhouse style for less!!

3. Creative Green Living: Modern Farmhouse Style Pantry Makeover

 

Apologies for the light posting today, but I am eager to get back to enjoying the weather. Have a wonderful weekend.

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Word-full Wednesday: resilience

I wanted to find a quote to create a cool printable like I did last week. Truth be told, we have had a difficult week and my heart just wasn’t in it. I just couldn’t find a quote that resonated with me.

I kept coming back to one word, though: resilience.


Resilience. My mama is a great example of resilience. When I was five and my dad was sick for the first time, my mother balanced two jobs, college classes, raising a kindergartner and caring for a sick husband.

My grandmother is resilient. She survived the loss of my grandfather and my uncle.

I’ve seen one aunt and her children survive the loss of my uncle, and stand up, resilient. I’ve seen my uncle and my cousin grieve for the loss of my aunt and show remarkable resilience.

As many examples of resilience as I have in my family, I have no greater example than my Daddy.

In the past three years I have watched my dad endure radiation, several rounds of chemo, seed therapy, several surgeries, septic shock, and lots of hospitalizations.

He never complains and never gets bitter. Even when he feels horrible, when you ask how he’s feeling, the answer is always “I’m fine.”

While I’m aware that he isn’t as strong physically as he used to be, I’m aware that his faith and his spirit are still strong.

While I wish I could change our current situation, I’m grateful for his resilience.

Linking to StonegableWorthing CourtCedar Hill FarmhouseConfessions of a Plate AddictThe Turquoiseaquifer and HomeA Place of My TasteThe Happy Housie, The Blissful Bee, My PinterventuresThe Lady Prefers to SaveThe Kolb Corner, Craving Some Creativity,  Let’s Get Crafty, Diane and Dean DIY,  Starfish CottageBluesky Kitchen,  Potentially Chic,  McCall Manor, and Odds and Evans,  The Quintessential MommyChristine Everyday,  Little Miss DexterousDécor To AdorePoofing the PillowsAt Home With JemmaWhite Spray Paint,  and French Country Cottage!

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Week in review 

We didn’t do a lot this weekend but we did capture some sweet moments.

Emorie wanted to make a blanket fort and Aubrey didn’t understand why she couldn’t play in it,  too.

And this sweetie climbed into our kitchen cabinets. 
Emorie learned her memory versI e and did a little dancing.

I hope you have a wonderful week.  Thanks for reading and supporting me 

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Week in Review Wednesday 

We had a pretty boring weekend. We had plans to travel to see my grandparents, but one kiddo came down with a virus before Friday even arrived. 

Then, my sweet first born caught it as well.

It was not a fun weekend. Everyone is feeling better and is on the mend.

On the bright side, these pretty little flowers climbed up our garden flag pole.

I hope you’re having a good week.

And next weekend will be better.

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Week in review Wednesday 

I hope you’re having a wonderful week.

This week my students came back to school. I am teaching sixth grade for the first time in five years and I’ve moved districts. It’s a big change but it was the right thing to do.

These two sweet and cuddly sisters are making us smile everyday. We are so blessed to be their parents.

Things here are busy but good. We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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Week in review Wednesday 

What a rough weekend! Two  of our foursome were hit hard this weekend by some sort of nasty summer cold. I was one of them. We laid around all weekend and really didn’t accomplish anything. 

I captured this sweet moment this weekend. I also have a picture of Michael and Emorie napping together when she was a baby. I treasure these pictures because it’s so obvious how much Michael and the girls love each other.

My poor sick baby. Doesn’t she look sweet in her hat?

This little grown up stole my phone and took some selfies!!

And I realized for about the two hundredth time in recent weeks that she is growing up too fast.

And on Sunday, this beautiful double rainbow was visible outside our house.

I hope your week is wonderful. 

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